News from Accessible Arts NSW:
Be My Brother, a short film made by Genevieve Clay has been selected as one of 16 finalists from over 600 entries at this years Movie Extra Tropfest, Australia’s largest short film competition (22nd February, Sydney).
Be My Brother stars aspiring actor, Gerard O'Dwyer as Richard, a young man whose charm and charisma challenges the prejudices of a stranger waiting at a bus stop. When he impacts on the stranger’s world, he also impacts on the heart and mind of someone else close by.With Gerard O'Dwyer in the leading role, Tracie Sammut as camera assistant, Georgia Cranko as unit manager and Gordon Crane as gaffer, the filmmaking experience of Be My Brother presented an opportunity for creative people with disabilities to experience working on a film set in the capacity of either crew member or performer.
Genevieve met Gerard while filming a documentary for Down Syndrome NSW, as part of the Up, Up and Away Project, and was instantly inspired by his vivacious personality and photographic memory for dialogue. She decided to write a script for him to act as the lead, in order to create a platform to showcase his talent and ability as an actor.
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